Lao You Ju

The latest from Chinatown mainstay Tony Hu, LYJ (loosely translated: "old friends get together") is doing small plates China-style from behind their ink black backlit bar (surrounded by plush velvety red banquettes), with the wide-ranging menu encompassing inventive, modern fare like jelly-style crystal shrimp, chocolate-kicked spicy duck tongues, and dry chili frogs, plus more traditional action, in case you want to spare rib-bit.